The Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra has reached the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin (Italy).
As the correspondent of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency reports, on May 10, the first semi-final of the International Eurovision Song Contest 2022 was held in Turin.
17 participants took part, of which 10 were chosen who will fight for victory in the final of the competition.
The Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra with the song Stefania performed at number six.
According to the results of the first semi-final, Ukraine qualified for the final, which will take place on May 14.
As reported, on February 12, the national final of the selection for Eurovision 2022 took place in Kyiv. According to the results of the competition, it was determined that in 2022 performer Alina Pash will represent Ukraine in the international song contest with the song “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors”. Pash received 15 points (8 points from the jury and 7 points from the public). The second place was taken by the group “Kalush Orchestra” (6 points from the jury and 8 from the audience), the third – singer Wellboy (7 points from the judges and 6 from the audience). Roxolana, Barleben, Michael Soul, Cloudless and Our Atlantic also fought for victory in the final.
After a series of conflict situations and scandals around this topic, Pash was disqualified for providing the organizing committee with a false certificate from the State Border Service. In this regard, it was decided that the Kalush Orchestra will represent Ukraine in the competition.
In 2021, at Eurovision, Ukraine was represented by the electro-folk group Go_A, which took fifth place in the final of the contest.
In 2019, Ukraine did not participate in the competition due to public criticism of singer Maruv due to her performance in the Russian Federation. The National Public Broadcasting Company and the winner of the 2019 National Selection refused to sign the contract.
Eurovision 2022 takes place in Turin (Italy). The second semi-final will take place on May 12. The final of the competition will take place on May 14.
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